Apprentice Nursery Assistant - Level 3 The School On The Green

Reach4Skills have a vacancy for an Early Years Apprentice to study for a level 3 Early Years qualification.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    To be agreed upon appointment

  • Working week

    Mon-Friday 30- 37.5 hours

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    30 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

A job working with children is primarily a fun one. You will be helping children learn through play and you could be organising group activities or working with a child on a one-to-one basis.

The role is based in a nursery which provides full day care for children aged 3 months to school age.

Working with children provides constant challenges, personally and professionally. You could be planning a curriculum, a day trip or working with parents – the job will vary from day-to-day.

The role will include:

  • Undertaking training to obtain recognised qualifications, including completing assignments on time.
  • To attend team meetings and contribute relevant ideas.
  • Under supervision to provide all aspects of care for children including washing, changing and feeding.
  • To assist with meeting the personal and emotional needs of children.
  • To provide adult interaction with children in the setting.
  • To be aware of the settings confidentiality policy.

There is plenty of career progression offered in the job. You could also climb the career ladder by gaining higher qualifications and become a supervisor or deputy leader.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Enthusiasm for working with children
  • An interest in the care, learning and development of young children
  • A positive approach to learning and gaining new skills through teamwork and training opportunities.

Personal qualities

  • Good organisational and planning skills
  • Ability to prioritise
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Punctuality
  • Patience
  • Reliability
  • Trustworthiness
  • Able to work in small teams

Qualifications required

  • GCSE English, Maths and IT grades A-C or equivalent preferred but not essential.
  • Some experience working with children would be ideal
  • A positive approach to completing relevant short courses and qualifications
  • Some understanding of the importance of Health and Safety and Food Hygiene in the workplace

Future prospects

There is plenty of career progression offered in the job. You could also climb the career ladder by gaining higher qualifications and become a supervisor or deputy leader.

Things to consider

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): From April 2017 the ANMW was set at £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

Here at The School on the Green, our aims and objectives are to provide, a caring, safe and stimulating atmosphere for your child. All our staff have a clear understanding of these and work hard to ensure this every day. They achieve this by providing your child with a challenging and stimulating environment, having a strong two-way communication with parents/carers, maintaining consistency and structure and by offering your child well planned activities to suit their individual needs.


The School On The Green


Cricket Pavilion

Penn Street



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Training provider

Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship 

  • The CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) prepares learners to become Early Years Practitioners enabling them to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5-7 years. 
  • The training is delivered via a blended learning approach including on-line assessments, practical observations and workshops.
  • The training is work-based with no day release to college. An Assessor is allocated to each learner and will visit you at the setting. In addition to the Assessor the Apprentice will have access to a mentor based at the nursery setting. Candidates will need to have access to a computer and internet connection as an on-line portfolio is used for training and assessment. 
  • During the initial stages of the Apprenticeship a skills scan will be completed for Maths, English and ICT to assess current working levels and areas which require improvement. 
  • Continued learning and assessment will result in the creation of a comprehensive portfolio consisting of observations, discussion reports and statements. The Assessor will work with, and guide the Apprentice through this learning journey. 
  • Along with the Assessor observations, the Apprentice will be required to regularly complete independent on-line work and submit it for marking. At any point during the Apprenticeship the Apprentice will be able to view their progress and see the percentage of work completed/outstanding. 
  • Throughout the training, each portfolio will be quality checked to ensure consistency of marking. This is necessary to keep the standards and quality of the training at the highest level. 
  • At the end of the qualification the Apprentice will be issued with a certificate. There will also be the opportunity to discuss possible progression routes.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by REACH4SKILLS TRAINING LTD


Joe Pendlebury 0333 577 1531

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017